2019 SPAR Sports Day

Whole School Sports Day, sponsored by SPAR, is planned to take place on Thursday, June 6th (weather permitting). All parents are welcome to attend. Proceedings will begin at approximately 9.30am. All children should wear a tracksuit and bring along shorts, a hat, sun cream and a bottle of water. In the interest of child protection, it is our school’s policy that photographs should not be recorded by parents using any mobile devices. Each class has been assigned an Irish county and if possible, children are invited to wear the colour associated with their team. An ice-cream stand will be operated by some of our P7s and all children can purchase one for £1, with all proceeds going towards school funds. In the event of inclement weather, a post will be made on the school website / facebook page early on Thursday morning to notify parents if Sports Day has to be rearranged. Hopefully we will have a dry day and lots of fun!

 

  • Nursery – Armagh
  • P1A – Mayo
  • P1B – Dublin
  • P2 – Monaghan
  • P3 – Down
  • P3/4 – Tyrone
  • P4 – Donegal
  • P5 – Galway
  • P5/6 – Kildare
  • P6/7 – Meath
  • P7 – Kerry

Confirmation 2019

Congratulations to the Primary 7 class of 2019 who made their Confirmation on Thursday evening past in St Oliver Plunkett’s Church Forkhill. It was a beautiful ceremony, which was enriched by the lovely music from the joint school choir from Mullaghbawn and Forkhill, under the guidance of Mrs Murphy and Mrs McCann.

P7 will need to be well rested over the long weekend as they head off on their residential trip to Carlingford on Tuesday morning. The bus will depart the school @8am sharp.

Non Uniform Day: Race for Life

St Mary’s Staff are participating in the Race for Life walk on Sunday in Belfast in memory of our treasured V.P.  Mrs Ann Murphy and all those we know who have lost their battle with cancer.   The Race for Life raises much needed funds for Cancer Research in Northern Ireland.  Tomorrow Friday 24th May there will be a non uniform day in school with all proceeds going to this very worthy cause.  Thank you all your support.

 

Sometimes the best days just happen …..

The Nursery would like to thank Mrs O’Hagan, her P3class and Finnegan’s Nursery for coming over this morning and performing “Operation transformation”on our garden.  They weeded, planted and watered a new sensory patch and added splashes of colour and scent all around.  As a thank you we all shared morning snack outside and the ice lollies went down a treat.   We then made the most of the sunny day with  the P3s and Nursery enjoying an outdoor play session together, finishing our impromptu fun day with a magical dramatised story in our Willow Hut.  School days really are the best ……

 

 

International Term Kicks Off!

Summer Term is International Term here at St. Mary’s with visitors from Catalonia, Amiens, Loch An Iuir, Nepal, China and Dundalk over the next few weeks.

Currently we have 21 students and 4 staff from Escola Ramon Llull, Barcelona, taking part in classes and activities with our KS2 pupils, including, Art, Languages, ICT and Sport.

Over the next few evenings they have invited groups of our pupils to join them for activities, all of which will run from 7.00 t0 8.30 pm as listed:

Wednesday evening: P5 for a movie night here in school

Friday evening: P6 for sports activities, weather permitting in the school field.

Saturday evening: P7 for a music evening at Bluebell Lane, Glamping Site.

2019 Cross Country

The annual Cross Country event is due to take place tomorrow, Wednesday, May 22nd in Kilbroney Park in Rostrevor. All P4, P5, P6 & P7 pupils have put in a great effort training during the month of May and we wish good luck to all of the competitors who have qualified to represent St Mary’s tomorrow. Pupils taking part need to remember to bring water, sun cream, a packed lunch, weather appropriate clothing and any medication if needed. The bus will leave school shortly after 9:10am, so pupils also need to ensure they arrive on time.

P1 Shared Education Project

P1 are currently involved in a Shared Education Project with Dun Dealgan National School.  On Tuesday Dun Dealgan came to St. Mary’s to participate in lessons around the theme of Folklore.  Then on Wednesday we travelled to Dundalk where we joined in art and music lessons with the boys and girls in Dun Dealgan.  We are looking forward to meeting up with our new friends very soon.